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Old 11-22-2018, 04:32 PM   #1
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Hey all,
New to here but nor to volvos! I'm currently putting a t5 engine in my 80's Lotus Esprit for awesome 80's turboness! I'm using an Audi transaxle gearbox so making an adaptor plate to fit between the two - I have the audi bellhousing bolt pattern but cant find one for the whiteblock anywhere

Does anyone have the dimensions of the bellhousing bolts or even better some CAD!!??

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Old 11-22-2018, 04:43 PM   #2
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Hey all,
New to here but nor to volvos! I'm currently putting a t5 engine in my 80's Lotus Esprit for awesome 80's turboness! I'm using an Audi transaxle gearbox so making an adaptor plate to fit between the two - I have the audi bellhousing bolt pattern but cant find one for the whiteblock anywhere

Does anyone have the dimensions of the bellhousing bolts or even better some CAD!!??

Cheers, Crallen

Rotsa ruck...

Once question: what you doing with the turbo off the original motor..Got a piccie of it..
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Old 11-22-2018, 04:45 PM   #3
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Original motor isnt turbo- hence the T5 conversion.

Built a big spec cortina a few years ago, lotus is the replacement project!
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Old 11-22-2018, 05:30 PM   #4
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Original motor isnt turbo- hence the T5 conversion.

Built a big spec cortina a few years ago, lotus is the replacement project!
Buggah. Always looking for bits off the last couple of years Turbo Espirits turbocharger..
Mainly the turbine housing...

Well again rotsa ruck with finding anything detailed round here.
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Old 11-23-2018, 01:02 AM   #5
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I've got it at work. If I get a minute, I'll send it along.
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Old 11-23-2018, 03:47 PM   #6
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Awesome thanks, that would be such a help! have you made an adaptor from the data?
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:10 AM   #7
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:24 AM   #8
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pics of the lotus? love them
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Old 11-27-2018, 05:10 PM   #9
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Anyone else have any dims? I need the block to bellhousing bolt pattern if anyone has?

whats the best photo hosting site to put some pics in?
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Old 11-27-2018, 05:28 PM   #10
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Cool project wish you well with it.
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Old 11-27-2018, 05:33 PM   #11
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I remember someone swapping an Audi engine into something Volvo-ish. When it got down to the first test drive, he discovered the Audi engine spun 'backward' - so he had one slow forward gear and a whole bunch of really fast reverse gears.

Something to double check before you get too far?
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:25 PM   #12
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I just sent you this.



You can pull dims from the DXF.
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Old 11-27-2018, 11:56 PM   #13
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When it got down to the first test drive, he discovered the Audi engine spun 'backward' - so he had one slow forward gear and a whole bunch of really fast reverse gears.
Reminds me of that Burt Reynolds "Stuntman" movie..... they had a Chevy Stepside pickup doing aorund 80mph in reverse! RIP Burt...... "Smokey & the Bandit" pretty much saved the muscle car from it's grave in '77.
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:37 AM   #14
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I remember someone swapping an Audi engine into something Volvo-ish. When it got down to the first test drive, he discovered the Audi engine spun 'backward' - so he had one slow forward gear and a whole bunch of really fast reverse gears.

Something to double check before you get too far?
Gawd, can you imagine the thoughts going through his head when he figured that out...
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Old 11-28-2018, 04:53 AM   #15
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I purchased a VW thing a long time ago because of the same fault.
The thing till 1973 are with reduction boxes. The gearbox is the same as from a beetle, the crown of differential is on the oposite side. they bought a gearbox of a beetle and voila: 4 times rewards and on forward.
And they didn't found the fault.
One evening and I did own a very good thing

would like to see the lotus too, Kay
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